NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reporters covering the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and interested in interviewing insurance experts about hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters are encouraged to contact the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.).
The I.I.I. can provide information on the economic impact of hurricanes, including state-specific data on historic hurricane-caused insurance claim payouts. I.I.I. staff can also talk about the lessons learned from the experience of Hurricane Katrina for homeowners, renters and business owners.
To explain #Katrina10 by the numbers, the I.I.I.'s Research and Creative teams have created an infographic that details both the path of the storm, which made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 3 Hurricane on August 29, 2005, as well as the Gulf region's path back from the devastation caused by the event.
I.I.I. spokespeople are available in New York City, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia. On-site interviews in New Orleans can also be arranged. In addition, Dr. Robert Hartwig I.I.I. president and an economist, Jeanne Salvatore, chief communications officer and consumer spokesperson, and Elianne González, the I.I.I.'s Hispanic press officer, will also be available via Satellite to conduct broadcast interviews on Thursday, August 27, from 6 a.m. to 12 noon EST.
The following online resources are also available to reporters:
RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
- Issues Update: Catastrophes – Insurance Issues
- Issues Update: Hurricane and Windstorm Deductibles
- Issues Update: Flood Insurance
- White Paper: Residual Market Property Plans – From Markets of Last Resort to Markets of First Choice
FACTS AND STATISTICS
- Making Your Home More Hurricane-Resistant: Five Steps
- Are You Underinsured?
- Don't Be a Dummy About Flood Insurance
- Filing a Homeowners Insurance Claim: Six Steps
- Disaster Planning with Pets
- Home Inventory Software
Reporters interested in booking an interview with an I.I.I. spokesperson via Satellite on Thursday, August 27 can contact Susan Higgins at: email@example.com; (212) 736-2727; (212) 736-2727.
To arrange other interviews with I.I.I. experts, please contact Mike Barry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE I.I.I. IS A NONPROFIT, COMMUNICATIONS ORGANIZATION SUPPORTED BY THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY.
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SOURCE Insurance Information Institute